Columbia, SC (WLTX) - An arrest has been made in the shooting at the Harbison Station Circle apartments.
Christopher Justin Lewis Lloyd, 21, was arrested and is being charged with attempted murder.
Officers say a woman was shot in the upper body and is now suffering from life-threatening injuries. The male suspect fled the scene.
“I have a small child and the building where it happened at was next to my building so yeah,” Neighbor Qawmona Elmore said of the incident.
“I don’t know this young lady and I don’t know his family, but I’m asking everybody, pray for them,” Another neighbor Tamela Sanders explained holding back tears. “Pray for both families, but justice be done fairly and I’m praying that she survives.”
Investigators say they're following up on leads and collecting evidence from the apartment, but they believe the victim knows the shooter and the incident is isolated.
Harbison West Elementary was briefly put on a lockout as a precaution. An officer was present at the school, and there were no reports of incidents at the school.
Anyone with information in the case should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.